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Fishing Massachusetts

EZFishing brings you Massachusetts's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 5575 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Massachusetts Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Massachusetts?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Massachusetts Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Massachusetts Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Massachusetts's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Massachusetts Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Massachusetts.

  • SMU students hoping to save whales with ropeless fishing gear
  • Engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are currently testing ropeless gear and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering the idea as one way to help reduce the deaths of endangered right whales off Canada’s ...
  • The Chronicle Herald
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  • 2/18/2018 11:59:00 PM
  • The Latest: Wind farm company says no fishing vessel damage
  • But Seth Rolbein, of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance in Massachusetts, cautions the footage does little to assuage commercial fishermen's concerns of encountering problems like getting trawling gear damaged on undersea power cables.
  • WRAL
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  • 2/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
  • Ice fishing safety tips
  • A resident of Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, David has been helping other fisherman enjoy the sport in a variety of ways.
  • KYMA Channel 11
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  • 2/15/2018 11:12:00 PM
  • UPDATE: Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm + VIDEO
  • But the video does little to temper the concerns of commercial fishermen, who are worried about navigating dense forests of turbines to get to their historic fishing grounds, says Jim Kendall, a former scallop fisherman in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/15/2018 10:46:00 PM
  • The Latest: Wind farm company says no fishing vessel damage
  • But Seth Rolbein, of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance in Massachusetts, cautions the footage does little to assuage commercial fishermen’s concerns of encountering problems like getting trawling gear damaged on undersea power cables.
  • bcdemocrat.com
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  • 2/15/2018 8:37:00 PM
  • Crews raise sunken fishing boats owned by 'The Codfather'
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two sunken boats owned by an imprisoned fishing magnate have been raised to the surface at a Massachusetts wharf. Edward Anthes-Washburn, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, says the Dinah Jane ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/15/2018 6:29:00 PM
  • 4 Important Reasons to Get Your Boater Safety Card
  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
  • to Fish and Boat
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  • 2/15/2018 9:22:00 AM
  • A Famed Fishing Port Staggers as Its ‘Codfather’ Goes to Jail
  • “Carlos Rafael has been well known in the commercial fishing industry for 30 years,” said Andrew Lelling, the United States attorney for Massachusetts, who prosecuted the case. “And, for almost as long, federal law enforcement has heard rumors and ...
  • New York Times
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  • 2/11/2018 7:50:00 PM
  • This walking fish may reveal how animals first took to land
  • So he went in search of a new model organism. He found what he was looking for at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The lab collects and studies skates, so they happily sent Dasen 20 of the fish’s eggs at a time. This enabled .
  • Science Magazine
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  • 2/8/2018 11:25:00 PM
  • Ships Owned by Fishing Magnate the ‘Codfather’ Sink
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say two ships owned by the imprisoned fishing magnate known as the Codfather have sunk. The New Bedford Fire Department says the fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis sank early Monday morning.
  • capecod.com
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  • 2/7/2018 3:07:00 AM
  • Chilmark: Fishing film
  • Read about the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to turn Noman’s Island into a protected Massachusetts cottontail habitat at mvtimes.com/2018/02/02/bunnys-get-island, and feel free to comment on a 67-page environmental assessment report until March 2.
  • Martha's Vineyard Times
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  • 2/6/2018 6:03:00 PM
  • Boats owned by imprisoned fishing magnate ‘Codfather’ sink
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Two boats owned by an imprisoned fishing magnate known as the Codfather sank while moored at a Massachusetts wharf, authorities say. No one was on board the fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis at the time of the sinking Monday ...
  • Washington Post
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  • 2/6/2018 5:08:00 PM
  • Boats owned by imprisoned fishing magnate 'Codfather' sink
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two boats owned by an imprisoned fishing magnate known as the Codfather sank while moored at a Massachusetts wharf, authorities say. No one was on board the fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis at the time of the sinking ...
  • New York Daily News
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  • 2/6/2018 5:05:00 PM
  • Ships owned by imprisoned fishing magnate 'Codfather' sink
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say two ships owned by the imprisoned fishing magnate known as the Codfather have sunk. The New Bedford Fire Department says the fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis sank early Monday morning.
  • Houston Chronicle
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  • 2/6/2018 12:16:00 PM
  • Coast Guard investigates 2 sunken fishing boats in New Bedford Harbor
  • They observed a sheen around the sunken vessels, and placed containment boom to mitigate pollution. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission were also on scene. The fishing vessels ...
  • coastguardnews.com
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  • 2/5/2018 5:43:00 PM
  • Two fishing boats linked to ‘Codfather’ sink in New Bedford Harbor
  • The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was among the agencies to later arrive on scene. The two fishing boats are believed by the Coast Guard to have a fuel capacity of 9,500 gallons. Cleanup and an investigation are ongoing.
  • Martha's Vineyard Times
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  • 2/5/2018 5:08:00 PM
  • Coast Guard investigating sunken fishing boats in New Bedford
  • The fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis, both out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, are sunk at their mooring in Homer’s Warf, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Coast Guard is coordinating containment and cleanup efforts, and will be investigating the cause of ...
  • WWLP 22News
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  • 2/5/2018 5:04:00 PM
  • Regulators vote to protect more corals in Atlantic
  • Fishermen, however, will be able to continue fishing with bottom-tending gear from the Massachusetts coast to the designated protected areas, unless they are in areas already restricted by regulations apart from the coral amendment. “Oceana calls on NOAA .
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/1/2018 12:31:00 AM
  • NO FLUKE: Ice fishing the best in years
  • The ASCFC manages many of the species we fish recreationally in Massachusetts and Rhode Island waters including black sea bass, summer flounder (fluke), scup, striped bass, blue fish and tautog. One of the hottest items on the agenda is the Summer Flounder
  • The Sun Chronicle
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  • 1/27/2018 3:55:00 AM
  • Learning to Love Ice Fishing
  • On one trip, I fished Lake Winnipesaukee for white perch with fishing guide Tim Moore, and on the other I fished for smallmouth bass and yellow perch in Massachusetts with Captain Rob Taylor. The common thread between the two trips was the absence of tip .
  • onthewater.com
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  • 1/25/2018 8:47:00 PM
  • It’s that time of the year again...fishing show season
  • The Fly Fishing Show, an annual event working its way around the country, makes a stop in Marlborough, Massachusetts on January 19, 20 and 21. Camped out at the Royal Plaza Trade Center, which technically is in West Marlborough, this is a big weekend for .
  • Ricentral.com
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  • 1/21/2018 5:49:00 AM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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